Buddhism = Reformed-Hinduism

Buddhism = Reformed-Hinduism

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jaja

Toronto, Canada

#1 Dec 22, 2012
The Buddhist afterlife was no invention of Budhah, it was part of his previous religion (Hinduism). He just made away with the multitude of Hindu gods but kept everything else in place.

The reason Buddhists don't know how their spiritual abode came to exist like "Samsara", afterlife,Demons,Divine-beings , hell, etc...
is that they don't have the original sanskrit Hindu books to explain how the Hindu creation came about now they are without the history, legends etc... of Budhah's original religion before he reformed it.

Meditation is a Hindu invention not Budhah's, he just continued in the path of his previous culture/religion with some reforms that he made-up.
Hello

New York, NY

#2 Dec 22, 2012
False. Buddhism is found in the Gita, considered the highest text of Hinduism and predates our historical Sakyamuni Buddha, proving Buddha there were Buddhas before.

Gita calls Buddhism the highest:

Buddhism is the supreme religion only given to supreme yogis.

buddhau Sharanam anvicchaa (Gita 2:49)
BG 14.2, BG 18.57,
BG 18.66

Text 10

tesam satata-yuktanam
bhajatam priti-purvakam
dadami buddhi-yogam tam
yena mam upayanti te

Translation

To those who are constantly devoted to serving Me with love, I give union with Buddhi by which they can come to Me.

Hindus, Christians and Muslims worship in ignorance and so are never set free:

Even those devotees who, endowed with faith, worship other gods, worship Me alone, O Arjuna, by the wrong methods.
-Gita, Ch.9, Verse 23
Hello

New York, NY

#3 Dec 22, 2012
I.e. Krishna was a Buddhist-- one of the greatest ever!
jaja

Toronto, Canada

#4 Dec 22, 2012
Hello wrote:
I.e. Krishna was a Buddhist-- one of the greatest ever!
Krisha predates Budhah by a few thousand years.

You invent lies !
Hello

New York, NY

#5 Dec 22, 2012
jaja wrote:
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Krisha predates Budhah by a few thousand years.
You invent lies !
You explain how Buddha came in the Gita, which is thousands of years old.

Did you read the Gita verses?

A true Buddhist never lies. However, since your mind is taken over by Mara you can't see.
DDR

Orange, CA

#6 Dec 22, 2012
Hinduism was made up from various other religion in the area put together. Not the other way around. Besides, what do you know about Hinduism and Buddhism any ways. This was discussed in other threads before . Who have time to repeat the whole discussion .
DDR

Orange, CA

#7 Dec 22, 2012
Others have discussed this old topic before, see below:

" How can Buddha be born into a Hindu family when no such religion exist around 500 b.c. There was no “Hinduism” at that time ( when the Buddha was present). Hinduism grew out of a fusion of Vedic Brahmanism with Buddhism and other Bramanic religious trends much later on when Shankara lump together a collection of disparate practices and beliefs from the area. He incorporated so much Buddhist concepts into it that others called him a ” Buddhist in disguise”.

Hinduism was made up by adding teachings of other religion such as from Buddhism , Jainism, and others in the area as well and not just Brahmanism.

The Shakyas doesn't follow Brahmanism during the time of the Buddha and the Buddha himself doesn't follow Brahmanism while he is alive."
twiceblessedman

Cape Town, South Africa

#8 Jan 8, 2013
Your comments funny
Raj at Earth

Torrance, CA

#9 Jan 13, 2013
Buddhism says to Refrain from Killing, yet most of the Buddhist population consumes meat.

I think they need to rewrite some of the agreements in the Pali Cannons to better reflect what the people actually do. I am vegetarian but my Hindu book (The Mahabharata) says it is ok to wage war and kill the opponent. Many tribes preach peace and goodness towards Humanity but their soliders with guns and knives are not very far behind. I feel that many tribes of humanity would think of us as nothing more than sheep to be slaughtered if my people did not have the capacity to fight back.

In my openion, Buddhism is a very good religion. One of the four major religions of the world, including Islam, Hinduism, Christianity and Buddhism. I think the Pali Cannons are somewhat wrong as they should more reflect what the people actually do. I had an opportunity to read the Bible, Quran, Mahabharata, Pali Cannons, Li Ki and the Bantu and found that similar problems exsist in all religions. I found these books to be no more than story books or better still history books. If you have the time, read all the religious texts from around the world and judge for yourself. I think that Religion is a powerful force in a Human's life, more than the nation or profession. In any event, read these books for yourself and try to understand the truth.

http://www.sacred-texts.com/world.htm
Raj at Earth

Torrance, CA

#10 Jan 13, 2013
Buddha said that "Anything that begins does come to an end.", so will Buddhism, Hinduism and other religions.
Hello

New York, NY

#11 Jan 13, 2013
Raj at Earth wrote:
Buddhism says to Refrain from Killing, yet most of the Buddhist population consumes meat.
I think they need to rewrite some of the agreements in the Pali Cannons to better reflect what the people actually do. I am vegetarian but my Hindu book (The Mahabharata) says it is ok to wage war and kill the opponent. Many tribes preach peace and goodness towards Humanity but their soliders with guns and knives are not very far behind. I feel that many tribes of humanity would think of us as nothing more than sheep to be slaughtered if my people did not have the capacity to fight back.
In my openion, Buddhism is a very good religion. One of the four major religions of the world, including Islam, Hinduism, Christianity and Buddhism. I think the Pali Cannons are somewhat wrong as they should more reflect what the people actually do. I had an opportunity to read the Bible, Quran, Mahabharata, Pali Cannons, Li Ki and the Bantu and found that similar problems exsist in all religions. I found these books to be no more than story books or better still history books. If you have the time, read all the religious texts from around the world and judge for yourself. I think that Religion is a powerful force in a Human's life, more than the nation or profession. In any event, read these books for yourself and try to understand the truth.
http://www.sacred-texts.com/world.htm
I have read all the books, since my mind is human I was able to see the beauty of Buddhism and lies of other religions.

Buddhists do refrain from taking life. A monkey like you would not understand.
Hello

New York, NY

#12 Jan 13, 2013
Raj at Earth wrote:
Buddha said that "Anything that begins does come to an end.", so will Buddhism, Hinduism and other religions.
The Dharma of the good, Buddhism, is eternal.
Raj at Earth

Torrance, CA

#13 Jan 13, 2013
Hello wrote:
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I have read all the books, since my mind is human I was able to see the beauty of Buddhism and lies of other religions.
Buddhists do refrain from taking life. A monkey like you would not understand.
I think most East Asian nations have a military that have guns. As I understand, guns are designed to take life. Yes, Humans are not that much different from Monkeys. I think the scientist say that Monkeys share 97% of their DNA with Humans.
Raj at Earth

Torrance, CA

#14 Jan 13, 2013
Hello wrote:
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The Dharma of the good, Buddhism, is eternal.
They say that most species of Animals, including the Human animal, have a life expectancy of 10,000,000 years. After that time, they go extinct. Even the Buddha agrees, anything that begins does come to an end. Haven't you ever been to the movies? The movie stars and a few hours later it comes to an end. How about a funeral? Right, people die, nations die, religions die. New people are born, new nations, new religions.

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